2018 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winners


Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Sibert Awards. The Sibert Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to the most distinguished informational book for children. 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Sibert Award Winner

Twelve Days in May Book Cover



For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled. This title is available to interloan through MeL and will be available through our catalog soon.

2018 Sibert Honor Books

Chef Roy Choi and the street food remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Describes the popular street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain.

Not So Different Book Cover


Not So Different offers a humorous, relatable, and refreshingly honest glimpse into Shane Burcaw’s life. It tackles many of the mundane and quirky questions that he’s often asked about living with a disability, and shows readers that he’s just as approachable, friendly, and funny as anyone else. This title is available through MeL.

Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery.